We all know how good these Falcons can be, but sometimes it’s nice to step back and appreciate it in full. Let’s take a moment to do that right now.
I mean, look at this Field Yates tweet. Look at it.
The Falcons now have their leading rusher, receiver, sack-er, top 2 tacklers, top CB & best OL under contract for 3 or more years. Stacked.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 9, 2017
The Falcons do indeed have a freshly extended Devonta Freeman, the great Julio Jones, the great Vic Beasley, the great Deion Jones and Keanu Neal, the great Desmond Trufant, and the great Alex Mack. When you put it that way—and when you consider that most of those guys are very young—this team looks like a contender for the long haul.
It all starts tonight, when the Falcons challenge the Dolphins in a largely meaningless preseason game that nevertheless gets 2017 going. We’re all ready for a vengeance tour, and the players named above will be a key part of that.